Archive for March, 2015

Do You Know Where Your Placenta Is?

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Although essential for fetal life, after we’re born our lowly placenta is usually tossed like a used tissue. This wonderful, membraneous organ connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient intake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother’s blood supply. Unfortunately it looks like a dripping meal for a bit player in a zombie movie.

The only things worse than throwing away placentas are the alternatives. The most disturbing choice is eating one. Say what?! WHO EATS PLACENTAS?! You might guess some aborigine tribal-mamas egged on by shyster witch doctors – but you’d be wrong. The usual p-eaters are educated, upscale women who believe they get many positive physical benefits from eating them because they’re full of nutrients (although obviously recycled) and a natural life force.

These women also tell anyone who’ll listen – a very few I would guess – that the word ‘placenta’ comes from the Latin word for ‘cake.’  OK, then.

Only hardcore p-eaters (some with their husbands) sit down with a fork and knife and dive in. Really – a new placenta goes way beyond bloody ‘rare.’ Other women have it mixed into smoothies or send it to a company to be dried and repackaged into pills. Not hungry?  How about making it into jewelry or bronzing it? Here’s an upbeat website full of ideas:

http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/109605/Eating_Your_Placenta

Emma To Sofia

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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‘The Lady In The Lake’ (1947) Trailer

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Starring: YOU

Hands Up – Don’t Shoot

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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The Mideast In A Nutshell

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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It’s rarely a good idea to tell a woman what to wear. In Iran, Muslim morality police mix with everyday people demanding they dress in accordance to Islamic law. Religious clerics (all men) tell women in public if they’re not dressed “properly.”

Cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti saw a woman whom he did not think was dressed modestly enough and told her to “cover up.”  She told him to cover his eyes – a heavy insult to a cleric. Beheshti again told the woman to cover up and stop being disrespectful to him.

That’s when she floored him with a surprise punch.

After he was flattened, she proceeded to kick and scream at him until she was dragged away by shocked spectators. Beheshti was in the hospital for three days but will not press charges.  That’s probably a good idea because if the woman was  in a police lineup wearing a burka, she’d be pretty tough to pick out.

United Arab Military Force: (Motto: “We’ll Finally Get Off Our Asses And Help America Fight Our Local Wars”) http://in.reuters.com/

‘Furious 7’ (2015) Trailer

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Full Screen Recommended

Clinking To The Recycling Center

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

A Dog In Sheep’s Clothing

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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“Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying” (1964)

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Gerry and the Pacemakers

What’s Your Bag?

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

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A friend of mine recently started a “bag” business.  She makes all kinds of bags like handbags, laundry bags, draft-stopper door bags, button bags, and arm bags.  They’re all made with quality, creativity, and love.  The price is right and  shipping is free.  Check them out at:  http://thebagladyofrochester.com/